ABYC Standards Certification

This course will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. The presentations are arranged chapter by chapter in accordance with the included study guide and will address specific compliance issues relevant to engineers, installers, compliance inspectors and marine surveyors. Common non-compliance areas will be discussed as well and how to address these issues in both the factory and field environments. Where it is relevant, US code of Federal Regulation (CFR) will be reviewed as they relate to ABYC standards.

This online course includes over 9 hours of presentation and study review material to guide you through the certification process as well as chapter review questions to help you gauge your progress.

Topics Include:
  • Cockpit drainage and electric bilge pump systems
  • Potable water system components, installation and servicing
  • AC and DC electrical systems and components including batteries, generators, chargers and inverters
  • Engine exhaust, propulsion, steering and control systems
  • Gasoline and diesel fuel and ventilation systems
  • Portable and fixed firefighting equipment and systems
  • Gasoline and propane detection systems
  • Carbon monoxide detection systems
  • LPG systems and components
  • Refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment
  • Liquid and solid-fueled boat heating systems
  • Navigation Lights and Sound Signal Appliances
  • Boat load capacity
  • Vessel buoyancy requirements
  • Powering of boats
  • Boat lifting and storage

ABYC Standards

  • 54 of ABYC's most referenced Standards are addressed

Code of Federal Regulations

  • 33 CFR 183

Pretest

A pretest is available for the Standards Certification to help you determine if you are ready to embark on this course. Click HERE for the pretest.

Certification Exam

The course concludes with the successful completion of a rigorous exam which consists of:
  • 132 Questions
  • The passing score is 83%
  • Time to complete 3 hours
Taking the exam:

At the end of the course you will take the certification exam online, you will test through an online proctoring service. Contact Casey Bates when you're ready to test to receive more information at cbates@abycinc.org 
Member Price: $795.00
Non-Member Price: $1095.00
Study Guide Included: Yes
Chapter Review Quizzes Included: Yes
Certification Exam Included: Yes
Course Length: 9+ Hours
CEUs: 32

Matthew Wienold

Education Development Manager

Matt began his tenure at ABYC in 2012 in the technical department managing many of ABYC standards and their associated review committees. Having an extensive background in photgraphy and multimedia development, he was a perfect fit for a new position developing educational content including online learning courses. He spends most of his days behind a camera, editing video or developing online learning courses and is the principle developer of the ABYC Online Learning Program.

Matt loves spending time with his family, boating, RVing, tinkering with tractors and relaxing in his backyard jungle gym.

He can be reached at: 

Ed Sherman

ABYC Education VP (Retired)

Ed has been actively involved in the education business for over 35 years. He recently retired from ABYC where he was the Vice President of Education. Ed is a frequent contributor of technical articles for periodicals such as Boating, Boat US Magazine, Cruising World, and Marine Electronics Journal.  Earlier in his career he was a frequent contributor to Professional Boat Builder magazine.  His work has earned him multiple awards with Boating Writers International. Ed is the author of 4 best-selling marine trade titles and co-authored the ABYC textbook, “Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology.”  He is the past chairman of the Marine Technology department at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) in Warwick, RI. Ed has developed curriculum for NEIT, The International Yacht Restoration School IYRS, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Navy as well as the ABYC.  He is an avid fly fisherman in both fresh and salt water and fountain pen aficionado.   

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Standards Certification - Introduction
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Chapter 1 - Hull & Piping
H-4, Cockpit Drainage Systems
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H-22, Electric Bilge Pump Systems
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H-23, Water Systems for Use on Boats
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H-27, Seacocks, Through Hulls, and Drain Plugs
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Chapter 1 Review Quiz
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
Chapter 2 - Electrical
A-27, Alternating Current Generator Sets
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A-28, Galvanic Isolators
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A-31, Battery Chargers and Inverters
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A-32, AC Power Conversion Equipment and Systems
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E-2, Cathodic Protection
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E-10, Storage Batteries
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E-11, AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boats
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TE-4, Lightning Protection
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E-30, Electric Propulsion Systems
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Chapter 2 Review Quiz
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Chapter 3 – Engines, Exhaust Systems & Engine Controls
A-27, AC Generator Sets
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A-33, Emergency Engine/Propulsion Cutoff Device
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H-1, Field of Vision from the Helm
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H-30, Hydraulic Systems
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P-1, Installation of Exhaust Systems for Propulsion and Auxiliary Engines
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P-4, Marine Inboard Engines and Transmissions
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P-6, Propeller Shafting Systems
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P-14, Mechanical Propulsion Control Systems
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P-17, Mechanical Steering Systems
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P-18, Cable over Pulley Steering Systems for Outboard Engines
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P-21, Manual Hydraulic Steering Systems
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P-22, Steering Wheels
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P-28, Electric/Electronic Control Systems for Propulsion and Steering
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Chapter 3 Review Quiz
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Chapter 4 – Fire Fighting, Fuel & Ventilation
A-4, Fire Fighting Equipment
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A-14, Gasoline and Propane Gas Detection Systems
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A-24, Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems
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TH-22/TH-23, Educational Information about Carbon Monoxide
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H-2, Ventilation of Boats using Gasoline
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H-24, Gasoline Fuel Systems
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H-25, Portable Gasoline Fuel Systems
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H-32, Ventilation of Boats Using Diesel Fuel
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H-33, Diesel Fuel Systems
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Chapter 4 Review Quiz
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Chapter 5 – Miscellaneous Hull & Deck, and Thermal Appliances
A-1, Marine Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Systems
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A-3, Galley Stoves
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A-6, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Equipment
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A-7, Liquid and Solid Fueled Boat Heating Systems
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A-26, LPG and CNG Fueled Appliances
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A-30, Cooking Appliances with Integral LPG Cylinders
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Chapter 5 Review Quiz
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
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Chapter 6 – Miscellaneous Standards
A-16, Electric Navigation Lights
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A-23, Sound Signal Appliances
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H-5, Boat Load Capacity
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H-8, Buoyancy in the Event of Flooding/Swamping
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H-26, Powering of Boats
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H-35, Powering and Load Capacity of Pontoon Boats
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S-7, Boat Capacity Labels
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H-28, Inflatable Boats
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H-29, Canoes and Kayaks
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T-5, Safety Signs and Labels
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TY-28, Boat Lifting and Storage
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Chapter 6 Review Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
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Exam Acknowledgement and Scheduling
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